Accession Number : AD0762070

Title :   Synthetic Bathymetric Profiling System (SYNBAPS)

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Van Wyckhouse, Roger J.

PDF Url : AD0762070

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The Synthetic Bathymetric Profiling System (SYNBAPS) consists of 10 FORTRAN IV computer programs, a random-access storage device, and an initial bathymetric data base of over 3 million data points. SYNBAPS is designed for rapid generation of random omnidirectional bathymetric profiles in digital form along great-circle paths. The initial data base will cover most of the Northern Hemisphere and will be extended to other regions as suitable bathymetric contour charts become available. SYNBAPS will provide bathymetric profiles at about one- fifth the cost and one-hundredth the time of present semiautomated methods.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, DATA PROCESSING, AUTOMATION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE